All those who are using an Android phone running on a UNISOC chipset are being warned that their devices are vulnerable to remote attacks where the cyber crooks can block or intercept communications to manipulate thereafter.
UNISOC is one of china’s mobile processor manufacturers and the component is used on millions of smartphones that are sold all over Asia, Africa, and Pakistan.
It is estimated that the said processing chipset offering company occupies around 11% of the market share and stands at the 4th position on a global note with MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Apple silicon wafers.
Check Point technologies was the first to make this revelation as its researchers discovered a vulnerability on the processors that could make cyber criminals launch denial of service attacks through crafted data packets sent through the LTE Protocol stack…….that’s really concerning….isn’t it?
Indian and African users buy mobiles that are light on their pocket and so Chinese smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi focus more on such regions expecting great profit from sales- which is proving true to a certain extent as about 23% of smartphones sold in the Indian subcontinent belong to OEM from the Republic of China.
Google Android is clean on this note as it has already issued patches for such flaws in November last year.
On the criticality scale, the vendor has given it a 9.4 score and released an update in May, as soon as it learned about the update.